Tuesday, 18 March 2014
Afghanistan. Operation Prince.
Keith and I had a game last year using Force on Force rules. The scenario was a known Taliban reinforced area that the allies planned to take control of. US Special Forces would land at the far end of the table and SAS would speed in Land Rovers to their support. Meanwhile US infantry with motorised support would sweep from one end of the table to the other. Taliban hotspots were placed on the table with a few Taliban placed in hidden positions. First move the US special forces prepare to drop from helicopter to surprise the Taliban. Supported by an Apache all looked good. UNTIL an amazingly lucky shot hit the chopper which crash landed. Now this was quite literally due to some amazing dice rolls but turned the scenario into a rescue mission. The pilot was non other than Prince Harry. There goes my Knighthood!!! The scenario now became a rescue mission with the SAS being tasked to rescue the Prince and his co pilot. In the meantime the US special forces went into defense mode. GAME ON.